21 november 2019

Central Asia news

Let’s make an “information explosion” on the situation in Uzbekistan! And you can be part of it!

30.04.2004 00:00 msk

Press release


30 April – 1 May 2004 there will be “Information explosion” on the Internet to demonstrate the power of the net which was shown during the March events in Uzbekistan when authorities once again employed the traditional means of information (blockade), with the result that large numbers of people turned to Internet as their main source of real information.

On the morning of 30 April, 100 participants, including journalists, analysts and sociologists, are gathering in Osh, Kyrgyzstan to discuss various aspects of free media development in Central Asia and the situation in Uzbekistan. They will compose a number of questions about the recent developments in Uzbekistan and their consequences.

These questions will be posted on www.fergana.ru at 10:00 am Uzbek time on the morning of 30 April.

We would like to invite everyone to join the “Information explosion” which will not only distribute information about the situation in Uzbekistan and increase the level of discussion about it, but also show the power of the Internet, as of a new type of mass media.

This action is conducted by a UK-based magazine “Index on Censorship” – www.indexonline.org